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delegacy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delegacy  \Del`e*ga*cy\,  n.  [From  {Delegate},  a.] 
  1.  The  act  of  delegating,  or  state  of  being  delegated; 
  deputed  power.  [Obs.] 
 
  By  way  of  delegacy  or  grand  commission.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  2.  A  body  of  delegates  or  commissioners;  a  delegation.  [Obs.] 
  --Burton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delegacy 
  n  1:  the  state  of  serving  as  an  official  and  authorized  delegate 
  or  agent  [syn:  {representation},  {agency}] 
  2:  a  group  of  representatives  or  delegates  [syn:  {deputation}, 
  {commission},  {delegation},  {mission}] 
  3:  the  appointment  of  a  delegate 




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